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Can you spare a glucose tab? Entrepreneurs want to help diabetics connect in emergencies

July 25, 2014 7:02 am by | 0 Comments

One of the most stressful things that can happen to diabetics, especially for their parents, is when they find themselves without a piece of essential equipment for managing their conditions….


Improving clinical research with high-speed data transfer technologies

Improving clinical research with high-speed data transfer technologies

July 25, 2014 5:54 am by | 0 Comments

Data access, quantity, and quality drive innovation in clinical research, both for studies across whole populations and for personalized medicine that focuses on an individual’s disease, diagnosis, and response to…


Three risks payers and providers must take now to survive into 2024

Three risks payers and providers must take now to survive into 2024

July 25, 2014 5:14 am by | 0 Comments

The future of healthcare was all over MedCity CONVERGE 2014, and not just in the form of vague predictions about robot doctors and implanted sensors that track our every biological…



Indiegogo campaign for online mhealth marketplace ties investor reward to William Osler

Indiegogo campaign for online mhealth marketplace ties investor reward to William Osler

July 24, 2014 10:52 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s fitting that a mobile health company selling point-of-care smartphone and wireless devices is rewarding investors in its Indiegogo campaign with a bag named after William Osler, the influential advocate…


Population health management firm Lumeris takes in $71M with its eye on 12 new markets

Population health management firm Lumeris takes in $71M with its eye on 12 new markets

July 24, 2014 7:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Companies offering to help hospitals and other providers move from fee-for-service to shared-risk population health models have begun to attract more venture capital the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Obama-style healthcare…


7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

July 24, 2014 6:52 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of 1-year-old Maryland Innovation Initiative by Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation to help advance university research and support early-stage companies, 67 commercialization projects and startup companies received $6.4 million. Early-stage…


Hello, gorgeous! Sleek sleep tracker includes room environment in slumber assessment

Hello, gorgeous! Sleek sleep tracker includes room environment in slumber assessment

July 24, 2014 12:52 pm by | 0 Comments

The big trend in the sleep tracking sector is to make these devices less invasive. What’s less invasive than a watch or a clip-on wearable for your jammies? How about…


Still broken: Healthcare.gov can’t verify eligibility and open enrollment is coming soon

Still broken: Healthcare.gov can’t verify eligibility and open enrollment is coming soon

July 24, 2014 12:39 pm by | 0 Comments

HealthCare.gov was a flop when it launched in October 2013. We all remember how impossible it was for Americans to buy health insurance through the website in the months following…



FTC commissioner isn’t a fan of some mobile health companies’ data-sharing practices

FTC commissioner isn’t a fan of some mobile health companies’ data-sharing practices

July 24, 2014 8:52 am by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data,…


Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

July 24, 2014 5:15 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile technologies are rapidly being applied to the healthcare setting, but a recent development in Cameroon is thought to be a first “medical tablet” on the African continent. Arthur Zang,…


OpenFDA: What’s good, what’s bad and what needs to be fixed right now

OpenFDA: What’s good, what’s bad and what needs to be fixed right now

July 23, 2014 5:25 pm by | 0 Comments

On June 3, the FDA launched OpenFDA, in an attempt to take large internal datasets and make them more accessible and usable by the developer and business community. OpenFDA is…


Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

July 23, 2014 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Updated: When I tuned into Apple’s quarterly earning conference call yesterday, my goal was to get more information on its IBM collaboration, particularly what it could do with Watson’s big…


Everyone wants healthcare data, so Privacy Analytics makes sure it’s anonymized properly

Everyone wants healthcare data, so Privacy Analytics makes sure it’s anonymized properly

July 23, 2014 9:21 am by | 0 Comments

The privacy of health data has slowly crawled into the crosshairs of both investors and startups as health systems go digital. Several new companies, like Medable, offering to help health providers…


Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

July 23, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the…


Report: Health IT leads healthcare M&A activity

Report: Health IT leads healthcare M&A activity

July 23, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

Mergers and acquisitions across healthcare, pharma and health IT are on the rise, having increased by 18 percent since the second half of 2013, with health IT outpacing all other…


NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

July 23, 2014 4:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for hospitals to have innovation centers these days, but the folks at New York Presbyterian Hospital have chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices…